DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES IA (1/13/2022) – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions

Consent Orders A consent order is issued as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Fayette County
Jon Halverson
Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.

Scott County
Brenda and Bradley Miller
Cease the illegal storage and disposal of waste tires; comply with all waste tire disposal laws; and properly dispose of all waste tires on site and provide the Department with receipts of disposal.

Administrative Orders
Responsible parties have 60 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Montgomery County
Mark Snyder
Cease illegal disposal of solid waste; comply with all solid waste laws; properly dispose of solid waste and provide the Department with receipts of disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

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DES MOINES IA (1/6/2022) – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions.

Consent Orders
A consent order is issued as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Dubuque County
Brad Wilson
Manure applicator and commercial manure service manager certifications are revoked for a period of two years.

Hamilton County
Timothy Danielson
Serve a one year probation for all water and wastewater treatment and water distribution licenses and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.

Poweshiek County
Leigh Armstrong
Serve a one year probation for all water and wastewater treatment and water distribution licenses and pay a $500 administrative penalty.

Administrative Orders
Responsible parties have 60 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Marshall County
Steve Seelye
Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity; cease all illegal open burning and pay a $750 administrative penalty.

Scott County
David Omar Mercado
Immediately cease the hauling and open dumping of waste tires; comply with applicable waste tire hauling and disposal laws; properly remove and dispose of all waste tires and provide proof of proper disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Scott County
Tim Peters and TNT Disposal, LLC
Immediately cease the hauling and open dumping of waste tires; comply with applicable waste tire hauling and disposal laws; properly remove and dispose of all waste tires and provide proof of proper disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tamara McIntosh, DNR, at 515-725-8242 or Tamara.Mcintosh@dnr.iowa.gov.